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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

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Table of contents (70 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Physiology of Aging

      1. Cell and Molecular Aging
        • Bruce Robert Troen, Vincent Joseph Cristofalo
        Pages 8-23
      2. Cancer, Carcinogenesis, and Aging
        • Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann
        Pages 38-45
      3. Effects of Aging on Immune Function
        • Edith A. Burns, James S. Goodwin
        Pages 46-64
      4. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Wound Healing in the Elderly
        • Danny O. Jacobs, Tirso Mark Lara
        Pages 65-85
    3. Surgical Management of the Elderly Patient

      1. Principles of Geriatric Surgery
        • Mark R. Katlic
        Pages 92-104
      2. Aging of America: Implications for the Surgical Workforce
        • Olga Jonasson, Francis Kwakwa
        Pages 105-110
      3. Preoperative Evaluation of the Elderly Surgical Patient
        • Darlene Gabeau, Ronnie A. Rosenthal
        Pages 126-143
      4. Anesthetic Considerations for Geriatric Surgery
        • Stephen N. Harris
        Pages 144-159
      5. Pain Management
        • R. Sean Morrison, Maria Torroella Carney, Paolo L. Manfredi
        Pages 160-173
      6. Drug Usage in Elderly Persons
        • Richard A. Marottoli, Marla J. Campbell, Roshini C. Pinto Powell
        Pages 174-184
      7. Postoperative Outcome and Rehabilitation
        • Leo M. Cooney Jr.
        Pages 185-190
    4. Ethical Considerations

      1. Ethics in Clinical Practice
        • Margaret Drickamer
        Pages 195-201
      2. Surgery in the Frail Elderly: Nursing Home Patients
        • Michael E. Zenilman
        Pages 202-210
      3. Surgery in Centenarians
        • Mark R. Katlic
        Pages 211-218
  3. Specific Issues in Geriatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

About this book

More than two decades ago, in response to the special healthcare needs of the aging Ameriean population, interest in the field of geriatrie medieine began to grow and blossom in the United States. In 1984 and 1985, under the editorialleadership of Christine K. Cassel and William R. Hazzard, respectively, two major textbooks devoted to the medieal care of aged patients were published. These scholarly, comprehensive texts provided insight into the principles of aging and guidance in the care of the geriatrie patient. Three editions later, the need to understand the special issues involved in the medieal care of the elderly is widely accepted by intemists, primary care providers, and medieal specialists. For the editors of this book, the special issues involved in the surgieal care of the elderly have been apparent for nearly as long. Although there have been a few scholarly texts on the subject, including one in 1990 by Mark R. Katlic, general acceptance of the concept of geriatrie surgery by our surgieal and medieal colleagues has, however, lagged. This is not the result of a proportionately smaller number of older patients with surgieal disease, because cancer, cardiovascular disease, and orthopedie problems are diseases, of the aged. It is rather the result of uncertainty about the value of surgery in the elderly and concems about the risks of operations. In the past, such concems prevented primary care givers from referring patients for surgieal care and prevented surgeons from agreeing to operate.

Keywords

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics/Gerontology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • aging
  • cancer
  • geriatric anesthesia
  • geriatric oncology
  • geriatrics
  • health care for the elderly
  • surgical oncology

Reviews

From the reviews:

"...this book is a well-written, important contribution to the practice of medicine, as well as to the practice of surgery... It belongs in the hospital or personal library of any physician who is likely to come in contact with the frail, elderly patient... We are fortunate that such a lucid and well-written resource is an available guide." (Journal of the American Medical Association)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

    Ronnie A. Rosenthal

  • Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, USA

    Ronnie A. Rosenthal

  • Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA

    Michael E. Zenilman

  • Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA

    Michael E. Zenilman

  • Wyoming Valley Surgical Associates, Kingston, USA

    Mark R. Katlic

  • Wyoming Valley Healthcare System, Wilkes-Barre, USA

    Mark R. Katlic

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

  • Editors: Ronnie A. Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R. Katlic

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3432-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York 2001

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-3432-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: L, 1100

  • Topics: Surgery

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

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